In April, Stitch.net, a Tinder-like dating app for the over-50 set, launched, and it’s set to debut a local New York section next month.Like Tinder, it shows users just one profile at a time, and it alerts them to profiles where a person they’ve liked has liked them back — so they’re less likely to reach out to someone and be met with silence.Sixty- two percent of seniors still believe in love at first sight, and superficial attraction remains important; the face, chest and hair were voted the top 3 most attractive features in an older person.
Romance isn’t dead They may have been around the block, but that doesn’t mean seniors have lost their faith in love.
Even after break-up, separation and divorce, 97% believe you can fall in love at any age.
Indeed, celibacy was considered less acceptable for older singles than the younger ones; just 9% of seniors said they were ‘happy without sex in a relationship’, compared to 19% of the 18-30 year olds.
The over 70s were also more accepting of casual sex; 75% said they don’t need to wait for a solid relationship commitment before having sex, a sentiment which was shared with just 56% of younger singles.
During the 60s and 70s, moving in with your sweetheart was so common and freewheeling that it earned the dubious label, “shacking up.”Years ago, most widows didn’t remarry or even date again after the death of their husband.